A cash injection of more than £20 million is needed to give people in Kettering the healthcare services they need according to three of the area's MPs.
Conservatives Philip Hollobone and Peter Bone have joined forces with Labour's Andy Sawford in asking the Health Minister Dan Poulter for the funding.
They say the hospital's A & E department isn't fit for purpose as Russell Hookey reports.
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